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Terrell Neuage, tourist.
I am originally from upstate New York which I left in 1965 age 17 to see if there was anything more to this world than a quiet farming life. I did not get back to where I started until 2002 when both my hometown and I had changed a bit. I was an explorer of the 1960’s Californian hippy life style, a street artist in New Orleans in the early 1970s a ‘brother’ in a cult order for about a decade, and then single parent for twenty years in a foreign country, Australia. Through all this, I had one linking theme in my life which was a fascination of the art of combining imagery with text. Whether using painting, photography or multimedia I have been experimenting with textual-imagery-narratives for more than fifty-years.
Images in 'Thoughts in Patterns' all from travels in 26 countries of the past 20 years and from my bluescreen studio in my shed at Perseverance Road, Vista, South Australia. All photos taken by Terrell Neuage
Terrell Adsit Neuage. The story of a traveller. Through the 1960s hippie movement, as a member of the cult organization, The Holy Order of MANS; as an adoptee with totally different values than the Christian family adopted into. Street artist selling picture poems in Jackson Square, New Orleans in the 1970s, street artist in New York City, Adelaide, South Australia, Honolulu, Maryland. Lots of sex and drugs and escape. A son signed by the LA Dodgers who committed suicide; the battle with hepatitis C and the death of a brother from AIDS. Marriages, children raised as a male single parent. 40 years an astrologer. Tofu manufacturer in Australia. Duel citizen. From high school drop-out in the 1960s to a college degree at age 44 and a PhD at age 58. A world traveller living a simple life with lots of interpretations of the way it is. A new-age atheist – or not.
Beginning with an understanding of the following linguistic theories: Semiotic Analysis, Speech Act Theory (SA), Discourse Analysis (DA), Conversational Analysis (CA); several schools of text analysis theory, including Reading-response Theory, and techniques of technology analysis, especially Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), this thesis discusses how conversation in the text-based chatroom milieu differs from every day “casual” conversation in a number of respects. It demonstrates how, despite the differences in “chat” conducted on-line from that carried out face-to-face, on-line chat and “natural conversation” share some features, and that analytical theories developed for inquiry into conventional speech and print-based text reception, can be used for examining on-line chat. This is a study of how the process of exchanging meaning is functionally motivated within electronic “talk”. My first endeavour has been to create a semiotic model for “Natural Language” within the chatroom milieu. I have established protocols to “capture” chatroom “talk” for analysis. Beyond this, my research shows that not only is “conversation” a misnomer in this context, but also that dialogue in this electronic milieu is different, not only because of the current absence of sight and sound cues, but also as a result of various features caused by rapidly changing technologies.
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